Best facial oil for oily skin
It’s about time we dispelled this myth once and for all: Facial oil does not make your face oily. Oils are lipophilic—meaning they dissolve in fats. “While it may seem counterintuitive, you actually need oil to combat oil,” says Angela Caglia, celebrity esthetician. That said, when it comes to oily complexions, some are better than others. “Geranium oil is natural astringent that helps control sebum production and tones skin,” noted Debra Jaliman, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. Simply add a few drops of pure geranium essential oil to your regular moisturizer or try Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil.
Best facial oil for dry skin
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Dry skin requires extra moisture. According to Dr. Jaliman, olive oil is extremely beneficial for parched complexions. “It’s loaded with fatty acids and Vitamin E, which makes it incredibly moisturizing.” Jojoba, meadowfoam seed, almond, grapeseed, avocado, and buriti are also great options. But why choose just one? Get the gang together with a mega moisturizing blend. RMS beauty Beauty Oil blends jojoba and buriti, while Origins Plantscription Youth-Renewing Face Oil packs a punch with almond, jojoba, sunflower and more. Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil combines the powers of olive, jojoba, and grapeseed oils. Added bonus: This multi-tasker is formulated for skin and strands. Try these helpful tricks to fight dry skin.
Best facial oil for acne-prone skin
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Struggling with breakouts? “Although it may seem odd, oils can work wonders on blemish-prone skin,” says Caglia. Tea tree oil is a well-known antimicrobial, antifungal, and bacterial, and is commonly used as a natural remedy for acne. Black cumin seed oil is renowned for its ability to purify pores. Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil support clarity with a combination of tea tree and black cumin seed oils, plus acne-fighting powerhouse salicylic acid. “I recommend sage oil as it reduces inflammation and regulates sebum production,” says Caglia. Try: Mullein & Sparrow Rosemary & Clary Sage Facial Serum. What should you avoid if you have acne-prone skin? Mineral oil. Experts agree with blemish-prone complexions should avoid products with mineral oil as can clog pores and cause irritation. These breakout-busting face masks will also help keep the spots at bay.